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Second SG13 Regional Workshop for Africa on "Future Networks: Cloud Computing, Energy Saving, Security, and Virtualization"
Tunis, Tunisia, 28 April 2014


Monday, 28 April 2014

08:30 - 09:00Registration
​09:00 - 10:00​Opening Ceremony

Welcome Address: Opening Remarks            
​10:00 - 11:20

Session 1: Developing Countries and Standardization

This session will discuss the main standardization issues in Developing Countries and the possible ways to promote the participation of these countries in the standardization processes in order to prepare them for new technologies.

Moderator: Leo Lehmann, Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13, OFCOM Switzerland  [ Biography ]



​11:20 - 11:40Coffee Break
11:40 - 13:00

​​Session 2: Study Group 13 Hot Topics: Virtualization and Energy Saving

Virtualization and energy saving are important and up-to-date topics on which Study Group 13 is currently focusing. This session aims to highlight the main advances in technologies, services and standards related to these topics.

Moderator: Rim Belhassine-Cherif, Executive Director, Tunisie Telecom, Vice-Chair of ITU-T Study Group 13 [ Biography ]



​13:00 - 14:00 ​Lunch
14:00 - 15:20

Session 3: ITU-T Hot Topics: Cloud Computing and Security

Cloud computing and security continue to emerge as a subject of extensive industrial and academic interest. They are also two of the most important subjects under the scope of Study Group 13. This session focuses on security issues in addition to cloud computing innovations in technologies, services, solutions and standards.

Leo Lehmann, Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13, OFCOM Switzerland  [ Biography ]



​15:20 - 15:40 ​Coffee Break
15:40 - 17:10

Session 4: User Experiences & Successful Stories

This session presents some experiences and successful stories of different telecommunication stakeholders in one of the workshop topics (Virtualisation, energy saving, security and cloud computing) in addition to some academic activities in the telecommunications field.  

Moderator: Simon Bugaba, Chairman of SG13RG-AFR and Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13, UCC Uganda [ Biography ]



17:10 - 18:00

Panel Session: Importance of standardization for African countries

Moderator : Leo Lehmann, SG13 Vice-Chairman  [ Biography ]


18:00 - 18:10​​Closing

 *To be confirmed